Installing OS 10.3 from hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by lamuda, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. lamuda macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2004
    Is there a way to install/upgrade to OS 10.3 from 10.2 from your hard drive ( I have the installation files on my drive) since the combo drive for my iBook does not work ?

    I can't afford buying a new CD Rom drive, so I am hoping someone would have the solution for this.

  2. thedoc1111 macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2003
    Boot your Mac into FireWire Target Disk Mode (with the T key held down at startup)

    Then go to someone elses Mac and connect the two with a standard FireWire cable. Boot their Mac with the Panther CD (in their computer) and install it onto your iBook's hard drive (your iBook's hard drive will appear as a Firewire device)

    Alternatively borrow a FireWire Optical Drive and boot off that.

    On a seperate point I would recommend a clean install rather than an upgrade - much less potential issues.

  3. lamuda thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2004
    Is it possible to install using a USB optical drive instead of the firewire?

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